Conference Poster Winners
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Two posters are honored each year at the annual conference. The Best Poster Award is selected by a distinguished panel of judges, while the People's Choice Poster is chosen by secret ballot (using the conference app) during the poster reception.

Winners are notified in advance of the poster session and announced at the awards luncheon.


Criteria for Posters

Poster abstracts are peer-reviewed and accepted for presentation at the ACSP Annual Conference. All posters that are presented at the Annual Conference are considered for either Best Poster or People's Choice Poster. There is no additional application or nomination process.  Click here for more details about creating an award winning poster for presentation for the conference.


Past Poster Winners

  • 2018 Best Poster: Laura Bianca-Pruett, Morgan State University, “Helping the Last, the Least & the Lost: Compassionate Planning for Baltimore’s Unsheltered Homelessness”
  • People’s Choice Poster: Maria Teresa Vazquez Castillo, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Instituto de Arquitectura, Diseño y Arte, “The End of the Diverse City?”
  • 2017 Best Poster: Stevens Spears, University of Iowa, "New Habits Die Hard: Evaluating the Dynamic Impacts of Attitudes & Perceptions on New Light Rail Use in Los Angeles"
  • 2017 People's Choice Poster: Ahoura Zandiatashbar/Shima Hamidi, Texas A&M University (Arlington), "Investigating the Relationship between Urban Form & Regional Innovative Capacity, the Forgotten Dimension"
  • 2016 Best Poster: Amir Hajrasouliha, PhD and Vincent Del Rio, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, "Placemaking and Public Health, A Wellness District for the City of Ventura, CA."
  • 2016 People's Choice Poster: Alireza Ermagun, University of Minnesota, "Urban Trails and Demand, Response to Weather Variation."
  • 2014 Best Poster: Danielle Rivera, University of Michigan, "Nonprofit and CDC Organization in Southern Texas Colonias
  • 2014 People's Choice Poster: Maria Teresa Vazquez Castillo, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, "Is Transborder Planning the Big Idea in Planning?"


Teams of Judges

  • 2018: Jane Rongerude, Iowa State University; Ward Lyles, University of Kansas; Eleonora Redaelli, University of Oregon


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